Arkansas Camping, Summer April 04, 2023
by Tiffany There’s Something For Every Kid At These 14 Arkansas Summer Camps
Summer in Arkansas is undoubtedly a wonderful time of year, and it’s especially delightful for kids. Going to camp is an awesome experience for every student and a great opportunity to make new friends and memories, and make funky little crafts to take home and show off. Summer camp is also a great chance for today’s youth to learn not just social skills but also physical skills (rope climbing is a distinct summer memory!). These summer camps in Arkansas are just a few of the state’s many camp options but are all great getaways to plan ahead for.
1. High Point Leadership Camp, Hot Springs Village
This is "not your average summer camp!"
aims to train the next generation of Christian leaders. Along with enjoying traditional games and activities, campers will have time for personal growth and quiet time along with opportunities for spiritual worship and small group interaction. This camp is geared toward ages 14-19.
548 Brookhill Ranch Rd, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909, USA
2. Camp Aldersgate, Little Rock
summer camps provide a traditional residential camp experience for children challenged by medical conditions or disabilities. The season consists of five "MedCamp" sessions dedicated to children with specific conditions or disabilities, as well as two "Kota Camp" sessions that provide an inclusive camping environment for children with and without disabilities.
Camp Aldersgate Inc, 2000 Aldersgate Rd, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
3. Camp Solgohachia, Solgohachia: CLOSED
This Christian camp offers worship along with an active week full of traditional camping activities including kayaking, crafts, hiking, archery, ziplines, and more. The camp takes place at the Ozark Conference Center.
Unfortunately, Camp Solgohachia is permanently closed.
4. Brookhill Ranch, Hot Springs Village
This Christian summer camp is designed for kids to experience a little bit of country life. Campers at
stay active with traditional activities like crafts, fishing, horseback riding, and archery. But there’s also a newspaper staff, cheerleading, and water activities.
Brookhill Ranch, 431 Brooks Ln, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909, USA
5. Boys Soccer Junior and Senior Academy Summer Residential Camp, Conway
Boys Junior Academy
will feature local club and high school instructors. Current and former UCA players will help the staff coaches all week long. The Boys Senior Academy will feature a more intense and physically demanding week of instruction for the player looking to be evaluated and trained like a college soccer player.
6. Arkansas Razorback Football High School Camp, Fayetteville
Get up close and learn from the
! Players work directly with the University of Arkansas coaching staff and lower division coaches to improve their overall football skills specific to each player’s position. There will be 7-on-7 games for the skill players and weight training and instruction for the lineman. Shoulder pads and helmets are required.
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
7. Camp Subiaco, Subiaco
, boys enjoy a fun-filled week of go-carts, archery, boating, fishing, overnight camp-outs, swimming, and more. The fee includes all meals and snacks and a camp T-shirt.
Camp Subiaco, Office of the Camp Director, 405 N Subiaco Ave, Subiaco, AR 72865, USA
8. Ferncliff Camp, Little Rock
Choose from about 20 themed overnight/ day camps where kids of all ages can have fun and grow their faith. Activities at
include hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, large group games, crafts, large group worship, small group Bible study, games, campfires, and special events.
Ferncliff Camp & Conference Center, 1720 Ferncliff Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223, USA
9. Camp Tahkodah, Floral
Owned and operated by Harding University, and located in a gorgeous slice of the Ozark Mountains,
is about faith, fun, and friendship. Campers enjoy daily outdoor Bible classes, horseback riding, swimming, softball, basketball, ping pong, tennis, hayrides, archery, volleyball, crafts, canoeing, fishing, picnics, hikes, Bible bees, talent nights, and other memorable experiences.
Camp Tahkodah, 5095 Camp Tahkodah Rd, Floral, AR 72534, USA
10. Honors Symposium at Harding Summer Academic Institute, Searcy
is a unique experience where high school students grow spiritually and academically. This is accomplished by daily engagement with Harding professors and mentoring with some of Harding’s student counselors. Three hours of university credit are awarded to all who successfully complete the Symposium. This credit is transferable to the college or university of the participant’s choice. But in addition to the symposium, you'll find a whole host of summer programs here for all ages, so definitely check them out!
Harding University, 915 E Market Ave, Searcy, AR 72149, USA
11. Ozark Mission Project, Conway
Ozark Mission Project
is a nonprofit mission of the Arkansas Area United Methodist Church. The organization brings church youth groups to campsites around Arkansas where they engage with the surrounding communities and serve neighbors who need minor construction and yard work.
12. Summer Elite Multi-Day Camp-Harding Softball, Searcy
Much like the other sports camps above, this camp focuses on both individual and team skill development for competitive players.
campers will receive skill instruction in all defensive position groups. Offensive skills taught include hitting, slapping, bunting, and base running. Campers will also be divided into competitive teams and participate in games and/or scrimmages.
Harding University, 915 E Market Ave, Searcy, AR 72149, USA
13. Arkansas 4-H Camps, Little Rock
Arkansas 4-H Center
hosts a variety of overnight camps year round. Activities are varied for a well-rounded experience, and ages and costs are dependent on the specific camp. Visit the website for a complete list of camps and activities.
1 Four H Way, Paron, AR 72122, USA
14. Camp Ozark, Mt. Ida
Formerly called "Ozark Boys Camp," this popular mixed summer camp in Arkansas in the Ouachita National Forest opened its gates in 1949. Since 1985, it has grown from 18 cabins to 80 and from serving 375 campers to over 5,000 each summer.
campers enjoy waterslides, rock climbing, and positive social interaction amongst their age group.
Camp Ozark, 155 Camp Ozark Dr, Mt Ida, AR 71957, USA
Every year is a new opportunity for kids to venture out, explore, learn, and have fun. Why not start with one of these epic summer camps in Arkansas and see what new memories your child comes home with?
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Are there any natural wonders in Arkansas?
There's a reason why Arkansas is called the Natural State! From waterfalls and hot springs to caves, canyons, and beaches, Arkansas has no shortage of man-made and natural wonders:
Arkansas Grand Canyon, Jasper
Arkansas Sphinx, Hagarville
Blanchard Springs Cavern, Fifty-Six Buffalo National River, Ponca
Bull Shoals Caverns, Bull Shoals
Crater of Diamonds, Murfreesboro Crowley's Ridge
Glory Hole Falls, Ozone
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs
Mammoth Spring, Mammoth Spring Mystic Caverns and Crystal Dome, Harrison
Pinnacle Mountain, Roland
White Rock Mountain, Winslow
For some of the coolest places to go
camping as a family, many of which are just a short hike from these natural wonders, check out these rustic campgrounds in Arkansas.
What are the best museums in Arkansas to learn about state history?
Arkansas is chock full of both natural and man-made history, spanning back to well before America was founded. Here are some of the best, most highly-rated
museums in Arkansas:
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
Mid-America Science Museum, Piney
Museum of Discovery, Little Rock
Museum of Native American History, Bentonville
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Little Rock
Arkansas Air and Military Museum, Fayetteville
Fort Smith Museum of History, Fort Smith
Japanese American Internment Museum. McGehee
Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie, Stuttgart
Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum, Hot Springs
Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock
Bradbury Art Museum, Jonesboro
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, North Little Rock
Gangster Museum of America, Hot Springs